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Phrasal Verbs Usage – Exercise 1 – For Competitive Exams

Below is the 1st exercise that we have prepared for our aspirants to test their knowledge in the topic: “Phrasal Verbs” . Please read each question and try filling in the blanks before referring to the solution given at the end of the post! Happy Solving!

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1. The Secretary asked the noisy neighbours to abide _______ the apartment rules.

a) to

b) against

c) by

d) in

2. Police asked the suspect to account _______ the time he said he was out of his office.

a) by

b) for

c) of

d) to

3. The jury said “You have not provided enough evidence to prove that he is guilty; the facts presented before the court just don’t add _____!”

a) in

b) for

c) to

d) up

4. The manager, after the appraisal, said “I agree ______ you. I think you deserve more than this; I will escalate this to higher management!”

a) by

b) for

c) to

d) with

5. Saina Nehwal’s performance is consistent ______ her talent.

a) on

b) for

c) with

d) by

6. Raina complained to his boss that now he objects ________ to his increasing work load.

a) to

b) for

c) with

d) against

7. I do not like talking ______ my salary in presence of my relatives.

a) off

b) for

c) about

d) up

8. As our expenses had already risen up we decided ____ buying car this month.

a) for

b) against

c) about

d) to

9. Indian’s economy is, at present, infested _____ problems.

a) in

b) with

c) about

d) to

10. I closed the doors, windows and shut down the TV; I was still not able to concentrate ___ my studies.

a) in

b) with

c) about

d) on

11. I had almost no relationship with anyone now for three years; there is no one I could count ___ to help me with anything at this time of crisis.

a) in

b) with

c) about

d) on

12. He invested too much money in the share market without reading the fine lines. Now he is paying the price ____ his stupidity.

a) in

b) for

c) about

d) on

13. Even if I pray day in and day out, I don’t think he will be able to recover ____ his miseries!

a) on

b) from

c) about

d) for

14. Since they could not do reconciliation out of the lower courts; they are going to appeal ____ higher courts.

a) on

b) to

c) about

d) for

15. No one should be covetous ____ others’ riches.

a) on

b) of

c) about

d) in

Solution

1. The Secretary asked the noisy neighbours to abide _______ the apartment rules.

a) to

b) against

c) by

d) in

2. Police asked the suspect to account _______ the time he said he was out of his office.

a) by

b) for

c) of

d) to

3. The jury said “You have not provided enough evidence to prove that he is guilty; the facts presented before the court just don’t add _____!”

a) in

b) for

c) to

d) up

4. The manager, after the appraisal, said “I agree ______ you. I think you deserve more than this; I will escalate this to higher management!”

a) by

b) for

c) to

d) with

5. Saina Nehwal’s performance is consistent ______ her talent.

a) on

b) for

c) with

d) by

6. Raina complained to his boss that he now objects ________ his increasing work load.

a) to

b) for

c) with

d) against

7. I do not like talking ______ my salary in presence of my relatives.

a) off

b) for

c) about

d) up

8. As our expenses had already risen up we decided ____ buying car this month.

a) for

b) against

c) about

d) to

9. Indian’s economy is, at present, infested _____ problems.

a) in

b) with

c) about

d) to

10. I closed the doors, windows and shut down the TV; I was still not able to concentrate ___ my studies.

a) in

b) with

c) about

d) on

11. I had almost no relationship with anyone, now for almost three years; there is no one I could count ___ to help me with anything at this time of crisis.

a) in

b) with

c) about

d) on

12. He invested too much money in the share market without reading the fine lines. Now he is paying the price ____ his stupidity.

a) in

b) for

c) about

d) on

13. Even if I pray day in and day out, I don’t think he will be able to recover ____ his miseries!

a) on

b) from

c) about

d) for

14. Since they could not do reconciliation out of the lower courts; they are going to appeal ____ higher courts.

a) on

b) to

c) about

d) for

15. No one should be covetous ____ others’ riches.

a) on

b) of

c) about

d) in

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